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Fact check: Flawed attack on Sen. Jeff Flake

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Then, there are the hints Trump has dropped that he might issue a controversial pardon for the former local Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was recently convicted of criminal contempt of court for disobeying a federal judge. But Democrats may get a boost from Trump. "Not a fan of Jeff Flake, weak on crime & border!" Kelli Ward is not a conservative, she's just full of insane ideas and WRONG for Arizona! He said he "will not mention any names", but added that Republicans were "one vote" short on a ... Read More »

BJP and Modi make false promises only, says Mamta

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Representatives of DMK, JDS and RSP will also be present at the rally, Tejashwi said. Where is the question of doubt? "Thousands of people, my party leaders, workers, supporters and sympathizers have already started arriving in Patna with drums, traditional music groups to be part of the rally", he added. Read More »

Lost dog carries his food in wake of Harvey

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A dog in Sinton, Texas put emergency plans in motion after Harvey arrived on Friday. Eventually, Otis was tracked down and taken home. She shared it on social media with #refugee in the caption. Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years, roared inland, knocking out power to more than 230,000 people and threatening catastrophic flooding. Read More »

Top Legislative Leaders, Rauner Reach 'Historic' School Funding Reform

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Late Thursday afternoon, Senate Republican Leader Designee Bill Brady and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin released the following statement on the talks. Rauner, a Republican, rejected the proposal majority Democrats sent him. The Chicago school district is the nation's third-largest public school system. Read More »

Bangladesh sends back 70 Rohingyas to Myanmar despite violence

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Myanmese troops have reportedly fires on civilians who are fleeing in their thousands as violence between Rohinya fighters and government soldiers escalated in Rakhine state. The army was accused of rape, torture, arson attack and other forms of crimes against humanity against the minority Muslim group in the Buddhist-majority country. Read More »

North Korea is reported to have launched several missiles, heightening tensions

The launches come as tens of thousands of South Korean and USA troops take part in joint military drills in the south of the peninsula, which the North views as highly provocative. The White House said Trump had been briefed about the latest missiles but did not immediately have further comment. Pacific Command said the missiles did not pose a threat to the US mainland or to the Pacific territory of Guam, which North Korea had threatened earlier this month to surround in a "sea of fire". Read More »

Alaskan deploys to Houston to help communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey

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The approximately 20 inches (50 centimeters) of rain that Harvey may bring could leave towns in the area isolated well into next week. Abbott said state military forces activated 1,300 service members to help with storm response. The Red Cross and Salvation Army will be involved with disaster relief efforts, providing shelter, fresh drinking water, food, toiletries, clothes, bedding and other necessities. Read More »

North Korea launches more missiles, revealing new threat

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The White House said President Donald Trump, who had warned that he would unleash " fire and fury " if the North continued its threats, was briefed on the latest North Korean activity. While the U.S. Command says the allies will conduct a detailed analysis, what's getting the spotlight is the timing of the launches. The North routinely says it will never give up its weapons programmes, saying they are necessary to counter perceived United States hostility. Read More »

Americans Link Trump's Leadership Style With Rise in Hate

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Just 39% of respondents to the poll said they approve of Trump's performance as president. President Donald Trump's approval rating has hit a new low following a week in which a majority of voters believe he did more to divide the country than unite it, a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows. Read More »

Lebanon army declares ceasefire in offensive against IS on Syria border

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The Lebanese army maintains that it is not co-ordinating with Hizbollah or the Syrian army. The Lebanese army announced its own ceasefire took effect at 7 A.M. The Daesh terror group has asked the Syrian Army and its ally Hizbollah to let it withdraw from Syria's border with Lebanon to the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, an official in the pro-Assad military alliance said on Thursday. Read More »

Look! You Just Made Taylor Swift Break Records on Spotify and YouTube

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More context: Two singles from Swift's "1989" album - "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "Shake It Off" - sold 623,000 downloads, and 544,000 downloads, in the first week they came out, back in 2014. (She did, after all, grow up on a Christmas tree farm.) "But I got smarter, I got harder in the nick of time; Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time", she sings in the pre-chorus. Read More »

Should Trump Primary GOP Senators Who Oppose Him?

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He should say them only behind closed doors, and only to people he knows he can trust, assuming there are still such people around him. Jeff Flake insists that he wants to "work with" President Donald Trump - despite Trump's attempts to find a challenger to replace the sitting senator in his upcoming election. Read More »

Baby girl dies after being left in vehicle in Ohio

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A toddler in OH has died after being left alone in her mother's auto for about nine hours. The preliminary findings of the autopsy, completed by Dr. The mother of the 15-month-old baby told police she usually drops Sofia off at daycare but was running late to work. This organization obtained the recording this morning from the Warren County Emergency Communications Center through Ohio's public records laws. Read More »

Christian Atsu's Newcastle square off against Dede Ayew's West Ham in EPL

A senior source at the Hammers has told Sky Sports News that the team's performance in a 3-0 defeat at St James' Park on Saturday was totally unacceptable and the board were very anxious by what they saw. Ritchie smashed a shot at goal, which Hart could only parry, but Zabaleta reacted well to deny Joselu a second goal. No. Benitez stuck to his guns and his team came out deserved winners. Read More »

Gervonta Davis stops Francisco Fonseca but loses IBF belt

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Davis (19-0, 18 knockouts) said he hurt Fonseca with a body blow before the punch, and explained that the disputed shot "capped" the damage, although fans who watched replays in the arena booed that thought. The main event sees Floyd Mayweather Jr taking on Conor McGregor and two world title fights were set to air on the PPV in support. "Me missing the weight was a mistake, I'm young and growing". Read More »

Ceasefire violation: Two Pakistani Rangers injured in return fire, says BSF officer

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A Border Security Force trooper was injured on Friday in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers on the International Border in Jammu district, BSF officials said. Earlier this week, senior Army commanders of India and Pakistan held a flag meeting on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir , and agreed to institute mechanisms for durable peace and tranquillity on the border. Read More »

Canada to allow gender-neutral passports

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The country's immigration minister Ahmed Hussen said that the new rules, effective from August 31, would allow Canadians to express their gender identity as they see fit. These interim measures will be available until the federal department is able to print documents with an "X". Canada has introduced a third gender option for its passports, available to citizens starting next Thursday, in a move meant to protect the rights of Canadians who choose not identify as male or female. Read More »

Trump signs veterans reform act into law

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The bill was co-sponsored by Esty, a Democrat who represents greater Danbury and Connecticut's Fifth Congressional District, and Illinois Rep. Mike Bost, a Republican. Veterans can already appeal at the regional office and supplement that appeal with additional evidence. Under the the "Board Lane", jurisdiction for the appeal would transfer immediately to the Board of Veterans' Appeals. Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Tell them to go home

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In that statement, which Trump uttered in the hours after the August 12 violence, the president said he condemned "in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides". Still angry about how his initial statement was covered, he told the crowd that he wanted to "show you how damned dishonest these people are". German said the group's plan was the first he had heard of claiming to automate the process of identifying potential extremists. Read More »

Sixth census counts 10418 transgender people in Pakistan

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Following the presentation of provisional results of census to the Council of Common Interests (CCI) on August 25, 2017 the PBS team briefed the Finance Minister on the financial costs incurred on the census exercise, as well as relevant financial procedures and allied matters. Read More »

Abbas Presses for Two-State Solution, Kushner Provides No Clarity

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For weeks, Palestinian officials had expressed pessimism at USA peace efforts, and Abbas had reportedly sought a U.S. commitment to endorse the two-state solution. Abbas on the other hand wanted Kushner and his peace delegation, which includes Dina Powell and Jason Greenblatt, to commit to 1967 borders for a two-state solution. Read More »

Qatar To Return Ambassador To Iran Amid Regional Crisis

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Qatar recalled its ambassador to Tehran in January previous year after Saudi Arabia cut ties with the Islamic Republic, following angry protests held outside its embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashahd against the kingdom's execution of a Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Read More »

Palestinians frustrated with USA stance on two-state solution

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Setting preconditions for talks, the PA will give the U.S. negotiating team, arriving this week in the Middle East in an attempt to revive the peace process, 45 days to support their terms for a two-state solution. Despite Kushner's unusually varied workload - he's also tasked with reforming veterans' care, solving the opioid crisis, something to do with "American innovation", and more - this is his second trip to the region in the space of just three months. Read More »

Mueller seeking testimony from PR executives with Manafort ties

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FBI agents raided a home he owns in Alexandria, Virginia last month, and he is under federal scrutiny for his work for the Party of Regions, his offshore banking transactions, and mounting questions about whether he used his complex web of real estate dealings to launder money from Eastern Europe. Read More »

US Military Revises Report on NK Missile Launch

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While the projectile that supposedly blew up immediately after launch was clearly a failure, Kim, the analyst, said the North with the other missiles could have been experimenting with developmental technologies or deliberately detonated the warheads at certain heights and locations. Read More »

North Korea launches trio of missiles amidst US-South Korea military drills

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South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said that a "projectile" had been fired on Saturday morning and that it was working to determine what kind of missile it was, according to the South's Yonhap News Agency. The North routinely says it will never give up its weapons programmes, saying they are necessary to counter perceived USA hostility. The U.S. State Department did not immediately comment about the Saturday launches. Read More »